I taught myself how to cook — here are 8 tips if you feel hopeless in the kitchen


Cooking is an art that comes effortlessly to some, but for others, it’s a foreign language that takes time to master.
Whether you’re fed up with the frozen isle or trying to impress your family, learning to cook is a beneficial skill you can pick up with practice.
After growing up on pre-packaged meals and takeout, author Jennifer Still decided to give cooking a try and relied on basic cookbooks and equipment to get her started.
Here are eight tips if you feel hopeless in the kitchen.

Growing up in a single-parent household, my mom’s idea of “cooking” was throwing together a pan of Hamburger Helper, picking up fast food, or ordering takeout.

These culinary habits followed me through college and into my early 20s, when I finally decided enough was enough.

While I didn’t feel completely hopeless at cooking — I believed that anyone who can read should be able to follow a recipe — I knew I had a lot to learn about mastering the art of food preparation.

After some research and a little practice, I now consider myself to be a pretty solid home chef.

Whether you’re fed up with the frozen isle, trying to impress your partner, or looking to add cooking to your skillset, here are some tips for those feeling hopeless in the kitchen.

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1. Start with one or two basic cookbooks

It might be tempting to load up on every cookbook under the sun when you start cooking yourself, but try and hold back from doing so.

It’s not necessary to buy Gordon Ramsay’s entire catalog — find one or two simple cookbooks with basic recipes you think you’ll like.

I started off with Mark Bittman’s “How To …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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“A more comprehensive coverage model”: Read the memo Citigroup sent to employees about its investment banking overhaul (C)

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Citigroup sent a memo to employees on Thursday, confirming a Business Insider story from last night announcing a restructuring of its investment banking operations as it seeks to grab more wallet share in one of Wall Street’s most high-profile businesses.

The firm will combine its corporate and investment bank with capital markets origination, a move that will involve the reshuffling of key senior executives, according to the memo. Tyler Dickson, 51, currently the global head of capital markets origination, and Manolo Falco, 54, head of Citi’s corporate and investment bank in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, will jointly run the combined unit.

Ray McGuire, the global head of corporate and investment banking for the last 13 years, will take on a new role as chairman of the unit, and vice chair for the entire company, according to the memo. The move frees McGuire, 61, to spend more time with clients as one of Citigroup’s most senior investment bankers. He recently advised Time Warner on its sale to AT&T.

Citi spokeswoman Danielle Romero-Apsilos declined to comment.

Here’s the full memo:

Message From Jamie Forese

Our ambition is to Be the Best for our Clients, and we must ensure our operating model is capably designed to allow us to achieve this goal. With a view toward serving our banking clients with a more comprehensive coverage model, aligning our capital raising and advisory products more seamlessly, I have decided to combine our Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) and Capital Markets Origination (CMO) divisions into one, creating a new unit to be called Banking, Capital Markets and Advisory (BCMA).

I am pleased to announce the following leadership positions:

Ray McGuire will become Chairman of BCMA and a Vice Chairman of Citigroup. In his new role, he will report to me and will focus on managing senior global client …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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